BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari will boycott an Arab League meeting called on by Saudi Arabia over the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Thursday, noting that Iraq would withdraw from the meeting if it included condemning Iran or Hezbollah .
The newspaper quoted sources in the Iraqi Foreign Ministry as saying that "Iraq will not participate in the Cairo meeting with a delegation headed by Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, but will be represented by an agent of foreign affairs," indicating that "Riyadh is pressing Arab ministers to obtain a consensus on the condemnation of Tehran and Hezbollah in relation to the missile Yemeni, which targeted Riyadh airport. "
The newspaper added that "the Iraqi delegation will withdraw from the meeting or will abstain from voting," noting that "the Iraqi and Lebanese foreign on the continued coordination and coordination on the items of the work of the session."
The newspaper pointed out that "the two delegations will demand the speedy return of Hariri to Lebanon, if he stays in the Kingdom" with the two capitals to be the item No. 1 on the agenda of the meeting.
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